First Editions® Bubblegum Pink™ Phlox

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Decorate your space with the high-impact Candy Store® Series First Editions® Bubblegum Pink™ Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Ditomfra' PP21,171). Rely on these special ornamental perennials for a very generous helping of long-blooming, bright-pink flowers.

This is one in a series of Garden Phlox and a modern, compact habit. It was also specifically developed for in-your-face, can't-miss-it color!

Love flowers? Enjoy huge clusters of fragrant, bright-pink flowers from early summer all the way into fall. Take the time to study the individual blossoms! All five fuchsia pink petals have a white highlight to add dimension. This impression is amplified by a petite, dark pink center. When seen together, the clustered blossoms make a spectacular show. You'll love the way the highly pigmented, purple-toned foliage adds to the overall effect.

Add several First Editions® Bubblegum Pink™ Tall Garden Phlox to have plenty on hand for cut flower arrangements. Beyond the sight, you'll appreciate the sweet fragrance of these lovely blooms. Fresh and floral, the scent boosts your garden experience with very little effort.

Even your darling local hummingbirds and butterflies will flock to this one-of-a-kind perennial to help make your garden special. As you can imagine, they adore the open flowers that give such easy access to nutrient-rich nectar.

Let these beautiful blooms inspire you! Have fun in your outdoor space all season long with brilliant, hot pink blooms that smell terrific and bold foliage. With strong, sturdy stems, First Editions® Bubblegum Pink™ Phlox won't flip or flop over, even after rain.

Gotta love the Green Industry for making such important advancements in native Phlox! We offer so many options. Have fun creating a custom palette of your favorites! Hardy to cold and heat throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, these improved Garden Phlox grow 18-22 inches in height when in bloom, and spread 18-24 inches wide when mature!

Planting and Application:

Use this cheery choice to make yourself and others smile! Run Bubblegum Pink™ in a neat row along your front sidewalk, or tucked on the sunny side of your foundation plantings. Create a solid ribbon of color by planting 12 inches apart on center. 

Fill an ugly open area with a mass planting of Tall Garden Phlox, creating fragrant drifts! Measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Fill any bare spots and place them anywhere you have sun, and you'll achieve a consistent, designer look that helps tie your entire design together.

You'll love them in a large, colorful group for vivid style! Phlox more than earn a spot in Butterfly Gardens! Life is short, so have some fun by planting First Editions® Bubblegum Pink™ Phlox in a heart or star-shape.

Use Bubblegum Pink™ throughout your garden, or pop them into porch and patio planters! Even if you have a tiny lot, or are doing small space gardening on a sun-soaked balcony or patio, you can take advantage of their good looks and easy-care nature. Plant them in a series of matching outdoor containers for modern flair. These fun flowers enliven a pool deck with easy charm. Invest in a few of those gigantic outdoor containers, and use several of them as thrillers and fillers!

  • Hot Pink Petal Accented White & Showy Dark Centers
  • Fragrant Blooms - Welcome Nectar Resource for Butterflies
  • High Performance Sweet & Sassy Flowers for Months
  • Vibrant, Lance-Shaped Foliage Tinged With Burgundy
  • Long-Lasting Cut Flowers
  • Useful Compact Form
  • Excellent Edging in Sunny Borders, Massed Plantings & Outdoor Containers
  • Listed on Firewise Lists for Defensible Space Gardening

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Phlox are perfect for the beginner gardener! Give these herbaceous perennials at least six hours of sun a day. More sun means more flowers. They require well-drained soil that sheds water quickly after a rain. Have soggy soil in your preferred planting area? Provide a regular, even amount of moisture for the best results and this is so important for container gardens! Apply a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch over the root system to further protect your plants. Please pull it back, so it doesn't touch the stems.

They are cold-hardy perennials and will come back next year for you, as long as they get adequate moisture. Deadhead immediately after the flowers fade and you may just enjoy a rebloom later in the growing season! The stems can be cut back to the ground in late fall. Or, you can choose to leave them up until late winter or early spring before their haircut. How convenient! It's one of the most mildew-resistant Tall Garden Phlox you'll find, expertly bred for superior disease resistance, as well.

  • Widely Adaptable in Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Moderate Yet Consistent Moisture Needs
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune Late Fall/Winter
  • Easy Care & Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Disease & Powdery Mildew Resistant

Let First Editions® Bubblegum Pink™ Phlox bring fun summer color with little effort. Make the most of your sunshine with the effervescent charm of First Editions® Candy Store® Bubblegum Pink™ Phlox. Order yours today at Nature Hills!

Phlox Frequently Asked Questions

Does Tall Garden Phlox spread?

Most Garden Phlox do spread some but politely so - not getting into trouble and not jumping their borders. Should the clumps become too large you can easily divide them.

Should your deadhead Tall Garden Phlox?

Deadheading Phlox helps prevent some varieties from self-seeding and encourages a rebloom.

Where is the best place to plant Phlox?

Phlox needs well-drained enriched soil with good air circulation for best results. Mulch their beds and fertilize them each spring.

What happens to Phlox in the winter?

Phlox are herbaceous perennials that will lose their leaves and stems after frost and die back to the ground. In spring, they regrow from their root systems anew!

What Shipping Options Do You Offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Garden Phlox for sale here at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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First Editions® Bubblegum Pink™ Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata 'Ditomfra'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 22 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink Accented White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes